Fundamental In Hand Walk 3
Name of rider/handler:
Name and age of horse:
Judged by:
Tips and advice by:
Ridden or In-hand (there is the opportunity to change sides when needed)

This test is designed to demonstrate the balance and posture required during the training of the ridden horse. Movements such as shoulder-in may be substituted by shoulder-fore or some inside bend to make it achievable for younger and/or less established horses/riders.

Marks will not be awarded for the individual movements of the test but will be awarded for the general impression of the test, the skill and tact of the rider and way of going of the horse. Particular importance will be attached to the flow of the test rather than the accuracy. The willingness and responsiveness of the horse will be duly rewarded.

The first impression mark will be awarded in the first 30 seconds and the final impression at the end.

Comments and constructive feedback will be given along with suggestions for future work to help improve marks

For ANY breed of horse 4 years old and over (RIDDEN) 3 years old and over (IN HAND).
To be performed in a bridle (bitted or bitless) or cavesson and saddle or bareback/pad if it is safe to do so. A whip may be carried as an extension to help refine the aids.
1Enter between B and F on a half circle right 10m to arrive on the centre line in walk. X Halt and Salute (allows for change of side) N/A
2X half 10m circle left, on arriving on the track show some steps of shoulder in left between E and K in walk N/A
3K half circle left 10m, between D and X halt and rein back a few steps (change sides), continue in walk N/A
4X half circle right, on arriving on the track show some steps of shoulder-in right between B and F in walk N/A
5F half circle 15m to arrive on line, leg yield from the line to arrive on the track around E in walk (Miss out trot) N/A
6At E half 20m circle to B allowing the posture down and out, B-K change the rein, bring the posture up just before K. K halt (allows for change of sides) N/A
7Just after A turn left on to the line and leg yield to the track arriving on the track around B N/A
8B half 10m circle arriving on the track at X N/A
9Between X and D 180 degree turn on the forehand/giravolta N/A
10X halt and salute and leave the arena on a long rein N/A
12Ease of movements, harmony between horse and rider, flow of test and
artistic impression
First Impression
13Final Impression 20
Application of aids, tact
15Position 10
Purity of paces
17Lightness of forehand (is the horse 'self supporting' ) 10
18Connection from back to front (collection later) 10
19Energy, desire to move forwards 10
20Total score 100
Tips and advice:
SCORING EXPLAINED; 0=Not performed. 1=Very bad. 2=Fairly bad. 3=bad. 4=Insufficient. 5=Sufficient 6=Satisfactory. 7= Fairly good. 8= Good. 9=Very good. 10= Excellent.
Half marks may be used.